All articles related to "water pollution":

Will detained immigrant children have safe drinking water?

Under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, some military bases are being considered as detention centers for immigrant children. But these sites may have drinking water contaminated with perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs—toxic chemicals that can be especially hazardous…

Overfishing threatens human health

People around the world are eating more fish. While this is generally good for their health, a researcher from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health cautions that the growing demand is putting a potentially catastrophic strain on…

Tracking mercury sources in seafood

It’s been known that exposure to the neurotoxin methylmercury (MeHg) comes mostly from eating seafood. Now, a new Harvard study has found that most of that exposure comes from tuna and shrimp, and that seafood from the Pacific…

New Superfund center launched to investigate industrial chemicals

The Sources, Transport, Exposure and Effects of PFASs (STEEP) center has been launched to investigate industrial chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). High levels of human exposure to PFASs have been shown to increase cholesterol levels, interfere…

Pollution has steep price in lives lost, economic damages

Toxic air, water, and soil contribute annually to 9 million deaths and $4.6 trillion in economic damages globally, according to a new report by the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health. Illness and death related to pollution in less-developed…

Chemical contamination in Australian drinking water

Philippe Grandjean, adjunct professor of environmental health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, discussed the potential health effects of PFASs in drinking water in an October 9, 2017 interview on Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC-TV) Four Corners…